Lights Out at MGM Resorts for Earth Hour 2016

Lights Out at MGM Resorts for Earth Hour 2016

The Las Vegas Strip went dark for Earth Hour.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 1:30pm

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In honor of Earth Hour, MGM Resorts International dimmed the exterior lights at several of its resorts, joining the global effort to raise awareness of climate change.

Exterior lighting, rooftop signage, marquees and front features at the company’s major Las Vegas resorts, Gold Strike Tunica, and Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., were turned off on March 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. These iconic resorts were joined by some world-famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Brandenburg Castle and The Acropolis of Athens. The event is one that companies, cities and conservationists use to demonstrate the need and commitment to save the planet. 

“For MGM Resorts, Earth Hour is a one-hour observance of a year-round commitment,” said Cindy Ortega, MGM Resorts Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our resorts work diligently to do more with less and unite in the same mission — to build a vibrant future in which our planet’s limited resources are protected.”

This year marked the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour. The annual conservation awareness event was started by World Wildlife Fund in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with more than two million participants. Now, more than 162 countries and territories and millions of people around the world are engaged in this celebration.

MGM Resorts has saved more than 194 million kilowatt hours of energy in the past six years at its resorts, the equivalent to 23,000 homes annually.

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CATEGORY: Environment